Cheboygan Man Hit and Killed on US 131

A man was struck and killed while walking in the middle of the night on US 131 in Mecosta County.

The sheriff’s office says it happened around 3:30 Sunday morning, about five miles north of Big Rapids near Mile Marker 147.

Deputies received a report of a man “acting erratic” but when they arrived, they found the man dead in the roadway.

The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office says the vehicle that hit the man did not stop.

They say the driver did call soon after from a gas station to report he hit “something” on the highway.

The victim, who was dressed in dark clothing, has been identified as Clyde Edward Hopkinson of Cheboygan.

The Sheriff’s Office says the 18-year-old driver of the vehicle is cooperative with the investigation and speed and alcohol were not factors in this crash.

Deputies are still investigating why Hopkinson was on US 131.

They say there was no vehicle associated with him located in the area.